Police are appealing to the public to stop spreading misinformation about the Nov. 6 killing of Everton McMaster.

The announcement follows an attempt on the life of Cliff Williams at about 6:15 p.m. on Nov. 25 in Long Look that police believe was prompted by voice messages circulating the territory that falsely implicate three men in Mr. McMaster’s shooting death, according to a press release issued last Thursday by the Police Information Office.

“Detectives believe these claims are not only false but are intended to interfere with and divert attention from the investigation since there is no evidence to support these reckless accusations,” police stated.

People should resist all manner of retaliatory behaviour, as it is obstructing the force’s effort to carry out the investigation and bring justice to the deceased, police added.

Detectives from the Major Crime Team arrested one man on Nov. 25 for questioning about Mr. McMaster’s killing, police stated.

They have not provided an update since then.

“Police are further appealing to anyone who has information pertaining to the murder of Everton McMaster and the attempted murder of Cliff Williams to contact Detective Inspector Vernon Larocque directly on 368-9809 or the Major Crime InvestigationTeam on 368-5682,” police wrote, adding, “All information will be treated with the strictest confidence.”